FISHERIES – BUDGET 2018-2019

Budget- 2018-19 :Total budget of Rs.386.73 Crores has been allocated for Fisheries department and Rs.366.73 Crores were allotted for Revenue expenditure and Rs.20.00 Crores for Capital expenditure. The Important State Development schemes during 2018-19 are as follows;.(Rs. in Crores)

S.
No.

Name of the Scheme

Amount allocated

1

Assistance for livelihood enhancement of  fishermen

77.00

2

Relief during Marine fishing ban period

32.00

3

Schedules Castes Component

59.31

4

Schedules Tribes Component

20.41

5

Fisheries Development scheme

81.68

6

Incentives and subsidies under Fisheries policy

30.65

7

Assistance to Centrally sponsored schemes and State share for Blue Revolution schemes

21.87

8

RIDF – Capital outlay

20.00

 

TOTAL

342.92

Important Schemes of Fisheries Department during 2018-19

  • Assistance for livelihood Enhancement of Fishermen – Total amount proposed is Rs.7700.00 Lakhs.
    • Exemption of Sales Tax on HSD oil: Supply HSD oil on subsidy @Rs.6.03 per litre to all the registered and active mechanized (1938 No.) and motorized (15804 No.) fishing vessels. The ceiling limit is 3000 litres per month per boat for mechanized boats and 300 litres per month per boat for motorized crafts. The amount sanctioned is Rs.5728.00 Lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: Fishing craft should be registered mechanised/ motorised fishing craft under MS Act 1958 and possess valid licence by the time of oil bill date as per APMFR Act 1994.
    • Deep sea Fishing Implements: Accessories for long line fishing and for gill nets will be provided for 420 mechanized / motorized boats. Subsidy will be 75% on unit cost or actual whichever is lower. The amount sanctioned is Rs. 420.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: The fishing craft should be registered under APMFR act 1995/MS act 1958 with valid fishing license.
    • Fibre Boats to Marine Fishers: Supply of 200 fibre boats to marine fishers at the unit cost of up to Rs.5.00 lakhs. Subsidy is 75% on unit cost or actual whichever is lower. The amount sanctioned is Rs.500.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: The boat should be registered under MS act and the beneficiary should be active fisherman
    • Nets and Ice boxes to Marine Fishers: supply of 480 units to fishermen. The unit cost is up to Rs.0.50 lakhs. The subsidy will be 75% on the unit cost with ceiling of Rs. 0.375 lakhs per unit whichever is less. The amount sanctioned is Rs.180.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: The fishing craft should be registered under APMFR act 1995/MS act 1958 and possess valid license.
    • Supply of OBMs and IBMs to Marine Boats: The scheme is to provide Out board Motors (OBMs) and Inboard Motors (IBMs) to traditional boats and replace the aged motors to the existing motorised boats on 75 % subsidy. The unit cost is Rs.1.20 lakhs. The amount sanctioned is Rs.252.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility criteria: The fishing craft should be registered under APMFR act 1995/MS act 1958 with valid fishing license.
    • Deep Sea Fishing Vessels: Supply of Deep Sea fishing Vessels with a unit cost of Rs. 25.00 lakhs. The subsidy is 50% on unit cost or actual whichever is less. Sanctioned Rs.620.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: The beneficiary/beneficiaries group/ Marine Fishermen society with active fishermen and should not be a defaulter(s) of a bank loan and accordingly certificate to be produced from service area bank.
  • Relief to Marine Fisher during ban period: To cover 80,000 sea going marine fishers operated on motorised and mechanised boats with a relief (@Rs.4000/- per fishers during 61 day marine fishing ban period (15th April to 14th June) with an objective of conserving the fishery wealth and to sustain the fish production from marine waters. The amount sanctioned is Rs.3200.00 lakhs.
    Eligibility: The Scheme is applicable only for crew members of registered mechanized and motorized crafts under APMFR Act, 1995/ M.S. Act 1958.
  • Scheduled Caste Component (SCC): Under SCC, fishing inputs like Bicycle with nets and Ice boxes, 2 or 3 or 4 wheelers with Ice boxes/freezer mounted mopeds for fish retail marketing, mobile fish retail outlets, Fish seed stocking, Development of Model SC Fishermen Co-operative Societies etc are proposed on 90% subsidy. The total amount sanctioned is Rs.5931.00 lakhs.
    Eligibility Criteria: The SC members belonging to MMGs/SHGs/FCSs/Individual unemployed youth are eligible to avail the Scheme.
  • Scheduled Tribes Component (STC): Under STC, fishing inputs like Bicycle with nets and Ice boxes, 2 or 3 or 4 wheelers with Ice boxes/freezer mounted mopeds for fish retail marketing, mobile fish retail outlets, Fish seed stocking, Development of Model SC Fishermen Co-operative Societies etc are proposed on 90% subsidy. The total amount sanctioned is Rs.2041.00 lakhs.
    Eligibility Criteria: The ST members belonging to MMGs/SHGs/FCSs/Individual unemployed youth are eligible to avail the Scheme
  • Fisheries Development Scheme: A total of Rs.8168.00 lakhs is proposed under the "Fisheries Development", Scheme under which the following beneficiary oriented sub-schemes are as follows:
    • i. Revolving fund for MMGs: 100% grant to assist 1200 MMGs / Women Groups by providing revolving fund of Rs.0.50 lakh per group to engage in gainful income earning activities like retail fish vending, net mending etc., the amount sanctioned is Rs.600.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: Genuine MMG/ FWCS shall be given priority in extending benefit
    • ii. Enhancement of production, productivity of inland water bodies: To meet the expenditure on Govt farms maintenance for fish seed production, 100% Grant is for seed rearing in cages, pens, farm ponds, captive seed nurseries, village tanks and procurement of spawn, fry, fingerlings for stocking in public water bodies, petty repairs to Govt fish seed farm for seed production etc., The amount sanctioned is Rs.800.00 lakhs. 100% grant
      • Activities include: To procure the farm equipment required for seed production/ rearing
      • To purchase the feed for rearing of seed in the Govt farms or identified private leased tanks
      • To incur on wages for fishers engaged in the farms during seed production season
    • iii. Mobile vehicles for fish vending / seed transport/ fish transport: To assist the active fishers / FCSs by supply of 2/3/4 wheeler vehicles for fish vending / seed transport/ fish transport on 75% subsidy on unit cost or actual whichever is less. The amount sanctioned is Rs.1508.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility criteria: Members belonging to MMGs/SHGs/FCSs/individual unemployed youth belonging to fishermen community are eligible to avail the scheme.
    • iv. Supply of Cycles, nets, ice boxes to inland fishers: To assist the Inland fishers by providing cycles / nets/ ice boxes / boats to inland fishers on 75% subsidy on unit cost of Rs.0.50 lakhs. The amount sanctioned is Rs.450.00 lakhs.
      Eligibility Criteria: The beneficiary shall be an active member of the FCS / possess individual fishing license for fishing operation in the canals, rivers, creeks, reservoirs / functional FCS.
  • Incentives and subsidies under Fisheries Policy: To extend subsidies and incentives announced under A.P., Fisheries Policy, 2015 to feed manufacturing plants, reefer vans, aqua labs, quality control labs and mechanisation of aquaculture etc., the amount sanctioned is Rs.1200.00 lakhs.
  • Under Fishery Policy to meet the operational expenditure of the proposed "AP Centre for Aquaculture" which includes Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF), Brood Stock Multiplication Centre(BMC), Sea bass and Mud crab hatcheries, one State Level Apex Society and 6 District Level Societies. The amount sanctioned for the society is Rs.2000.00 lakhs.
  • Capital Expenditure under RIDF – Fish Landing centres (FLCs) and Fish Seed Farms (FSFs) –Rs. 2000.00 lakhs : Under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF), an amount of Rs.2000.00 lakhs is proposed to be spent for the approved ongoing projects i.e additional shore based facilities, fish seed farms, approach roads and other fisheries projects sanctioned under RIDF, The BE proposed during 2018-19 is Rs.2000.00 lakhs